Thursday, November 6, 2014

new things

Since completing my MFA this summer I have been awarded an artist-in-residence position at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. After a quick move and some time to settle in, here are the first new pieces I have made in my new studio. These are cyanotype prints on Canvas, stretched, with sewn map lines. I have been looking at the shape of Walden Pond as a starting point, and am excited to see where this year in Concord leads me!

experimental grids, 12x12




in progress




Friday, May 30, 2014

Press Release Time

You are cordially invited to join the 20th graduating MFA in Visual Arts class at Lesley University College of Art and Design at an exhibition of their final graduate work. The show will run from June 23rd to June 28th, 2014. Two opening receptions will be held, one on Friday, June 27th at the Vandernoot Gallery at University Hall in Cambridge from 8pm to 9pm, and a second on Saturday, June 28th at the LUCAD Main Gallery in Boston, from 8pm to 10pm. A catalogue of the exhibition will be available.

Gallery Location and Hours:

The Vandernoot Gallery
at University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5
Opening Reception:
Friday, June 27th 8pm to 9pm

The Lesley University College of Art and Design Main Gallery
700 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Hours: Mon- Sat 9-5
Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 28th 8pm to 10pm

(Gallery hours are subject to change, please call ahead: 617.585.6600)

“No. 20” is the twentieth group of students to graduate from the Lesley University College of Art and Design’s MFA in Visual Arts program. This group has embraced change: as AIB has transformed into LUCAD, so have these students transformed into master artists. While this exhibition is the culmination of two years of intense study and focused time in the studio, it really is the beginning of the path for each of these artists. Members of the group have come to Boston from all four cardinal directions and include Judie Bamber, Alison Beste, Linda Brant, Andrea Castillo, Nina Earley, Joseph Fontinha, Amy Hagberg, Maria Jones, Stephanie Marcus, Matthew Meyer, Nathaniel Meyer, Wil Ott, Brian Randall, Sam Smart, Britt Snyder, Stacy Utley, and Andrew Yang.

Hailed as the “sexy group” these artists have been a united front since day one, despite many varied backgrounds and experiences. Former military personnel, scientists, boat builders, architects, bartenders, and teachers have come together to show the artistic practice that their time in Boston has lead to. These artists are pushing the limits of sculpture, painting, photography, and combinations of all three.

For more information, please visit our event page: No. 20 Facebook Event

Participating Artists:

Judie Bamber

Alison Beste

Linda Brant

Andrea Castillo

Nina Earley

Joseph Fontinha

Amy Hagberg

Stephanie Marcus

Nathaniel Meyer

Britt Snyder

Andrew Yang


Sunday, April 20, 2014

new panels

text visible on back side

front side, text only barely visible in front of light


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New installation images

The first three are detail shots, the next three wider view installation shots. I am lucky to have good friends with extra studio space, so if need be I can install the panels again in a month or two to make adjustments and plan the lighting. This time I didn't cover the windows in the space, but the actual installation will be in a windowless room, so I will be able to control the light more. I also plan to stretch the back panel for the projection, which I didn't do this time.

Monday, January 20, 2014

residency installation images

Through some trial and error, and several critiques that were prefaced with "let me explain how this is really supposed to look", I changed the installation half-way through the week. Following the vision I had originally, this is what I ended up with. The walls are makeshift brown paper, but the general idea is visible. The viewer walks through the fabric panels toward the projection on the back wall, guided by a drawn path on the ground and the sound that goes along with the projection. As viewers walk over the lines on the ground they erode and create new footprints. Ideally the back wall would be closed off, creating a dark wall for the projection, and the front will have controlled light to illuminate the panels. Please excuse the iphone image quality (rather, the lack thereof).

 Installation detail shots:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

to be projected

Here's a lower quality version of the animation, taped with my iPhone from my computer screen, just to show the idea. It's much simpler than my last animation this spring, and it will be projected through different layers of prints on fabric.

layers and projection

Experimenting with some hanging options (makeshift, since the actual space at the residency will be different) and projecting the new video onto and through the layers. The idea is that in a real installation the panels will be overlapping, but also leaving space to walk through, and the projection will be seen on some panels and not on others.

1. silk organza grid with sewn line over footsteps print

2. cotton sewn line with grid, backlit

3. silk organza grid (not really visible, working on new version) over printed map on cotton

projection visible on image 1 panels

projection visible on image 1 panels

projection on image 3

projection on image 2

projection on image 1 with less ambient light in space